In what appears to be a repackaging of what has been going on for sometime, Bell announced today that it will deploy fibre directly to new condominiums and other multi-dwelling units (MDUs) throughout the Quebec-Windsor corridor.
I think the "new" Bell has realized that upgrades to the infrastructure are paramount to stem the losses to cable."This initiative to deliver high-speed bandwidth directly to new MDUs supports Bell's strategic imperative to invest in broadband networks and services," said George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell.
Bell's Fibre to the Node (FTTN) program is deploying fibre to within less than a kilometre of homes throughout the Quebec-Windsor corridor - 2.4 million households will be covered by the end of 2008. FTTN is also being deployed in all new suburban housing developments.
This new Fibre to MDU program offers the benefits of high-speed fibre to thousands of residents in hundreds of new high-rise developments as well.